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New article from the Journal of Sustainable Design & Applied Research

New article from the Journal of Sustainable Design & Applied Research

Abstract There is increasing evidence that current mainstream guidance for assessing moisture risk of insulation retrofits in Ireland and the UK is unsuitable for traditional solidwalled buildings. This guidance is still based on simplified hygrothermal risk assessment methods, despite the availability of more advanced numerical software for two decades and a relevant standard in place since 2007, EN 15026. Two-dimensional versions of these software applications...

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St Mary’s Church,  Kilkenny Restoration and Conservation – Evening Lecture 21st November 2016

St Mary’s Church, Kilkenny Restoration and Conservation – Evening Lecture 21st November 2016

The Engineer’s;  Architect’s  and  Client’s  perspective of the complete restoration and conservation of Ireland’s last ‘hidden’ 13th century urban church to the highest standards for re-use as a museum. All welcome         Admission Free 6.30pm  Monday  21st November 2016 Engineers Ireland,  22 Clyde Road,  Dublin 4 Presented by Engineers Ireland Heritage Society in association with EI Structures and Construction Division and the Institution of Structural Engineers...

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GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme – closing date for applications 18th November 2016

GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme – closing date for applications 18th November 2016

The 2017 GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant scheme is now open for applications.  This grant scheme is run by the Heritage Council in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and only farmers approved in the GLAS scheme are eligible to apply. A grant award will not be for more than 75% of the cost of the works with grant amounts varying...

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Construction Safety Week, September 12th – 16th 2016

Construction Safety Week, September 12th – 16th 2016

Construction Safety Week 2016 Construction Safety Week is an initiative of the Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee (CSPAC). This is a grouping of all the main stakeholders in the construction sector in Ireland – Employers, Unions, State Bodies ( in conjunction with the HSA) and Professional Bodies. The collective objective is to continue to highlight the issues of health and safety in the Irish construction...

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Ireland’s Industrial Heritage: The Conservation Challenge – Seminar on 13th October 2016

Ireland’s Industrial Heritage: The Conservation Challenge – Seminar on 13th October 2016

The Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland together with ICOMOS Ireland, Dublin City Council and TICCIH present this one-day seminar on Thursday 13th October 2016. The seminar will focus on the challenges facing the heritage sector in the conservation of historic industrial sites.The primary aim of the seminar is to present a number of conservation case studies. The projects selected are of local, national and international...

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National Heritage Week 20-28 August 2016

National Heritage Week 20-28 August 2016

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme...

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Bachelor of Science in Applied Conservation Skills at Waterford IT – Advanced Entry Now Open

Bachelor of Science in Applied Conservation Skills at Waterford IT – Advanced Entry Now Open

Applications are now open for Advanced Entry to the 2016-2017 Bachelor of Science in Applied Conservation Skills at WIT and application forms can be found here:  The BSc in Conservation Skills course is run in conjunction with Waterford City Council and allows students to work on live conservation projects as well as attending WIT for theory based modules. The course is the first of its...

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Surviving the Recovery: Getting work – Getting paid – Staying compliant

Surviving the Recovery: Getting work – Getting paid – Staying compliant

The Alliance of Specialist Contractors is running events throughout Ireland in September entitled Surviving the Recovery: Getting work – Getting paid – Staying compliant.  Please find attached a copy of the event flyer which contains further details: Event Flyer. The following link can be used to book your place The fee is €25, bring a friend for free.


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